Brücke Le Pont, Fribourg
Countless young people live in the outskirts of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) with no prospects for a secure workplace or a regular income. They are insufficiently educated and have no possibility to learn a profession. To address this issue, the project offers short-term vocational trainings in various sectors with the goal to enable marginalized young people to complete a apprenticeship which is in demand on the labour market. In addition to the expertise, the courses also teach the participants social- and self-competences with the ultimate goal of a successful integration into the working world.
Emma Arnold - Stiftung Hoffnungsbaum, Altdorf
The project’s aim is to support the school «Institución Educativa Técnica Ecológica Emma Cecilia Arnold» in El Carmen de Bolivar, Columbia. The school supports kids from kindergarten to primary school and college and gives them the opportunity for a two-year vocational training. The majority of the children is particularly vulnerable, for example as victims of armed conflicts or due to learning difficulties.
Terre des Hommes, Lausanne
The pilot project has the aim to develop an internationally recognised certificate (CAS) on the juvenile criminal law as an e-learning course. The long-term goal is to support personnel working with youth crime so that they are better equipped and can acquire the necessary knowledge.
Vivamos Mejor, Zurich
Children from marginalized families are often badly neglected. The project aims to address the lack of cognitive, psychosocial and psychomotor skills among disadvantaged children. The intervention helps young children to be well prepared for the demands of school. Pre-school teachers receive state-approved and on-the-job training in age-appropriate childcare, and parents learn about children’s rights, nutrition, health, immunization and violence-free parenting methods.
taki mundo – Institut für benachteiligte Jugendliche, Würenlos
The project supports people with a hearing impairment in Mexico. 30 hearing impaired or deaf students are taught in a school opened by taki mundo at the level of pre-school, primary school and secondary school.
Ganydar Foundation, Feusisberg
The project “Tools to change lives” has the aim to build up a workshop school in Trinidad, Cuba, in order to give young Latin-Americans access to quality education, formal employment and a possibility to develop their skills to become an entrepreneur. The young people are trained in a craft so that they can become self-sufficient and build their future.
The project is a collaboration between OneAction and The Institute of Research, Education and Public Promotion of Educador (INEPE). The goal is to develop an e-learning teacher-training programme to spread the Institute’s internationally recognized holistic education model throughout Ecuador and to improve the well-being of communities involved. The platform is open to anyone, but is primarily aimed at teachers from disadvantaged areas.
The project emphasises the importance of local skills development of young people in Uganda, Africa. Unemployed youths can participate in modular, needs-oriented professional education programme which allows them improve their and their families financial situation. Furthermore, the project provides better access to financial services and financial products in order to further improve the financial situation.
Solidar Suisse, Zurich
In Burkina Faso, over 70% of the people are illiterate and only 60% of the children complete primary school. A reason for this development is that the main part of the educational system is in French, which most the children only learn when they start school. This project aims to improve the access to a high-quality education for children and young adults by providing formal, multilingual education.
Roger Federer Foundation, Zurich
The project supports community schools in Zambia. In rural areas there is a lack of governmental schools which results in a lack of education for the children, therefore the community school are their only access to a basic education. The project includes the improvement of school management, infrastructure development, teacher training and a school feeding programme.
Kids of Africa, Zurich
The project supports children and young adults in one of the poorest districts of Uganda which suffered from violent conflicts for years. The project enables the young people an aged-based education.
The goal of the project is to improve the life situation of socially disadvantaged young men and women in the region of Amhara in Ethiopia by enabling them a demand-oriented education and by supporting them with their entry into the working life. Thereby they can escape the poverty trap of “no education – no employment – no income” and sustainably improve their life conditions. At the same time, this project will be used as a model for other regions in Ethiopia.
Stiftung SOS-Kinderdorf Schweiz, Bern
The project supports the SOS-Hermann Gmeiner School in Gode, Ethiopia. The school offers children and teenagers from the city Gode, specially girls, a school education on primary and secondary level. The school follows the governmental school-curriculum but offers in addition to that courses like English, Computer, and natural science.
Caravan to Class, California (USA)
This school construction project takes place in the village of Koiria in Timbuktu, Mali. The Timbuktu region homes over 960 villages and roughly one third is without schools. The school that is built with our support in Koiria is French-based and the main focus is on children between six and twelve years of age who will receive a primary school education.
University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa)
Completing a university degree is the aspiration of countless young South Africans, enthused with the hope of making a contribution to the fast-developing region. We support the University of Cape Town in funding scholarships in order to build the next generation of specialists and fight the shortage of postgraduate qualifications.
A second project supports students from poorly resourced communities that only have limited access to Information Technology and thus are limited in their learning progress. The support is implemented by providing laptops to the financially disadvantaged students.
A third project focuses on bursary opportunities for students who seek careers in the area of Health Sciences. As many students in South Africa do not have the financial capacity to continue tertiary studies following their undergraduate program, bursary programs ensure greater access for talented youth to pursue their studies.
Salesian Life Choices, Cape Town (South Africa)
This project is a four-year intervention (Grade 11, 12 and post-matric) that aims to assist young people to enter college and university by supporting learners to improve academic performance through academic tutoring, study methodology techniques and education in emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-management, motivation, empathy and social management). The final objective is to to mould a generation of young leaders from developing communities to become influential decision makers for a greater South Africa.
TSiBA Education, Cape Town (South Africa)
TSiBA is a private, not-for-profit business school which serves approximately 500 students at two campuses. The students are disadvantaged South Africans who, for academic and financial reasons, are otherwise unable to access tertiary education. The aim is to enable talented school leavers from poor backgrounds to climb above the social circumstances in which they were raised and to graduate entrepreneurial leaders. The Green Leaves Education Foundation supports TSiBA by granting scholarships and living allowances for the students.
University of Basel (Centre for African Studies), Basel
The project develops and implements innovative forms of international collaboration in teaching among universities from the global South and North. This takes place in the form of summer or winter schools focusing on socio-economic changes in rural and semi-urban areas in Namibia and Switzerland with participants from both countries. The project offers a unique experience of intercultural learning and has the overall goal to serve as a model South-North Cooperation in learning and teaching at universities.
The project aims to provide qualified primary education for the children of an ethnic minority in the Nong region, Savannakhet province in Laos. This will be achieved by the establishment of child-friendly primary schools and kindergartens, the strengthening of the village community and infrastructure and the further development of the local public social aid.
Plan International Schweiz, Zurich
The first project’s goal is to improve primary school participation rates and early grade learning outcomes in the province of Bokeo, Laos. With this project the quality of teaching and hence the children’s learning will be improved. Furthermore, the school management and community engagement in school governance will be strengthened.
The second project has the aim to foster the access to qualitative education, to improve the school teaching and the class rooms as well as to improve the inclusion of disadvantaged children, e.g. Dalit children and girls in Nepal. The project wants to achieve that children between 3 and 8 years of age can attend school and preschool and to avoid early withdrawals.
Pragaya, Gurgaon (India)
The aim of this project is to improve the girls’ participation in education and to reduce discrimination and violence against girls in family and community. The project will improve girls’ participation and accomplishment in education as well as their life chances and the quality of their lives in general. By increasing the girls’ independence and confidence and by addressing socio-cultural gender inequities, the project will create a favorable environment for girls’ education and reduce discriminatory practices such as child marriage or child labor.
This project is active in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. It supports over 900 children and youths who come from very poor families, who are orphans or who are socially vulnerable. The support is provided at school, in art and music as well as in vocational education. Awarding scholarships to poor families enables the children to go to school, special courses teach the young people English and dance and vocational training educates them in the fields of mechanics, gastronomy, hotel industry, agriculture, beauty care or hairdressing. By completing a vocational education, the participants can ensure their future livelihood.
Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi, Trogen
This project has the aim to provide equal opportunities for children from ethnic minorities in Laos. The country has a vast ethnic diversity with 49 ethnics and over 80 different languages. The national standard curriculum is not adapted to the local needs which leads to a disadvantageous position for children from ethnic minorities. They do not have the same opportunities to access universities or higher education, to find a job or to life up to their potential. This project considers the ethnic and linguistic diversity in order to enable equality of opportunity.
MusicArt Society, Kathmandu (Nepal)
The project aims to enrich children’s lives through music education, especially for children from underprivileged families and children with special needs. Music education fosters various skills such as rehearsing for performance, breaking down performance skills into its component parts (rhythm, melody, harmony, form and discipline), team work or creating and following standards – for the learners as well as for the teachers. As the majority of the schools in Kathmandu does not offer music classes or only as an extra-curricular activity, there is a need for quality training in music and it has been proven that a well-developed music education system can be highly beneficial for an entire nation.
International Bureau of Education of the UNESCO, Geneva
Green Leaves Education Foundation’s donation is used for the implementation of the General Education Quality Analysis / Diagnostic Framework (GEQAF) in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The GEQAF is a tool developed by UNESCO to help member states to take a systems approach to comprehensive analysis and diagnosis of their general education enterprise.